An A level text book claims that one can find the quotient by first:
1.) Setting up an identity, $f(x)≡ Q(x)(divisor) + remainder$
2.) Finding the coefficients
However, another A level text book says, "Note. This theorem gives a (simple) method for evaluating the remainder only. If the quotient is required, long division must be used."
The question is: Divide $x^3 + x^2 - 7$ by $x-3$ using the remainder theorem.
In this example,
1.) They set up the identity: $x^3 + x^2 - 7 ≡ (Ax^2 + Bx + C)(x-3) + D$
2.) They let $x=3$ to find coefficient $D$
3.) They let $x=0$ to find coefficient $C$
4.) To find coefficients $A$ and $B$, the text book then goes on to "comparing the coefficients". No more detail is given as to how "comparing the coefficients" to find $A$ and $B$ is achieved.
Can you find coefficients $A$ and $B$ using this method ONLY? If so, how?